Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy




Center Grove (HS) • IN
6-8 • 231LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Indiana Elite 2023


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Ben Murphy, Center Grove, 2023, IN

Position: RHP/1B

Body: 6-foot-7, 229-pound physical frame.

Pitching: Advanced. Slow-tempo feel delivery, easy effort. ¾ arm angle, consistent arm action. Strong balance point, a clean finish.

FB: 89-91 mph. (Max spin 1961;  Avg 1849). Running action. 

CB: 76-77 mph. Feel control, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 2116; Avg 2046). 

CH: 79-81 mph.  Feel control, plus fading action. 

SL: 75 mph. (Max spin 2122; Avg 2122). 


Long torso and long levered body with tall features. Starts from the middle of rubber with a ¾- arm slot. Small side step to an abbreviated no hand pump separation. Has easy arm action and little effort to throw. FB has some good run action, while his CB maintains consistent spin and accuracy. Murphy’s 3-pitch mix is finished with a solid straight changeup that displays late fade. Most of his pitches have good life and sink with depth in the zone. His size and fluidity  shows he has the makings of a bright future as a pitcher. Prototypical look and build of what good pitchers have. He was able to repeat well and locate his pitches.

Body: 6-foot-7, 210-pound
FB: T91. 87-90 mph. (Max spin 2000;  Avg 1877)
CB: 77-79 mph
CH: 76-78 mph


Ben Murphy: RHP/1B, (2023) Center Grove, IN. 6-foot-6, 195-pound projectable frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 81 mph. Setup included wide open stance and a wrapping load. Ended his swing with high finish. A line drive approach. In the infield, showed off his arm strength with a max position velocity of 85 mph; has rhythmic feet and Soft hands. Used a long arm action to the bases. Recorded a 60 time of 7.77 at the event. On the mound, throws from a ¾ angle. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Curveball (70-71 mph).Sat with his fastball at 80-82 mph and topped out at 83 mph; shows glove side accuracy. He shows running action on his changeup (66-69).

Track Man Data

Max Exit Speed:   89.02

Average Exit Speed:      77.14


Center Grove High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot-6, 181-pound 1B/RHP. At the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 73 mph. He starts in a balanced stance with his back elbow high; uses a moderate sized stride before swinging. Has a line drive swing plane and high, two-handed finish. In the infield, he showed his ability to throw 79 mph across the diamond. Fields the ball deeply and stabs at the ball. Fielded all balls cleanly and made accurate throws. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.87. On the mound, he uses a slow windup and a short arm action. His fastball has good arm side run; his changeup showed depth. In the game, hitters had a hard time picking up his off-speed pitches; he was able to produce a lot of outs. His fastball sat 77-78 mph and topped out at 79 mph. He located his curveball for a strike at 67-70 mph.


Murphy was impressive in a 4-3 win over the ProPlayer Canes. Over four innings pitched in relief, Murphy surrendered just one run while striking out three, and earned the victory for the Elite. He has a premium, proportional 6-foot-4 frame with some athleticism. His fastball sat 76-78 mph, featuring some late arm-side run. His curveball was typically 66-69 mph off an 11/5 plane and showed above-average lateral movement. Murphy starred back on day one in a four-inning relief appearance, and showed more of the same in the title game.

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